Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. This is the 17th -- and considered the largest -- such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was first observed in 2014. Crater B-1 - totally some 60 metres deep - was first noticed last year. 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Mystery Behind Giant Hole in Siberia Clearer as 2nd Discovered ... "Inside the crater itself, snow can be seen." Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. The expert said the craters was created by “colossal forces of nature”. The new Yamal pit was spotted by chance by a Vesti Yamal TV crew en route for an unrelated event in July 2020. “A Gas-Emission Crater in the Erkuta River Valley, Yamal Peninsula: Characteristics and Potential Formation Model.” Geosciences 10.5 (2020): 170. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Siberian region of Yakutia has shivered through its longest cold spell in 14 years, with temperatures plunging below -40 °C (-40 °F) during the middle of December 2020. The hole - one of the biggest found so far - was found on the Yamal peninsula in Russia as a TV crew flew overhead. In 2014, Yamal was the discovery site of a distinct sinkhole, or pingo, which quickly drew the attention of world media. The giant 165ft deep crater was discovered by accident after a huge explosion in … The 50-meter crater is “like something alive,” a leading Russian permafrost expert said. EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). The agency is reporting a depth of 117 km (72 miles). Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. [citation needed]Yamal is inhabited by a multitude of migratory bird species. Craters GEC‐1 and AntGEC, with initial depths of 50–70 and 15–19 m respectively, have transformed into lakes 3–5 m deep. The … The “end of the world crater,” the mysterious Yamal crater, was discovered in 2014 on the Yamal peninsula. anyone?? A group of scientists examined the crater and determined it has a depth of up to 50 m (164 feet). In 2014, Yamal was the discovery site of a distinct sinkhole, or pingo, which quickly drew the attention of world media. Then, I suppose that the craters filled with water and turned to several lakes, then merged into one large lake, 50 by 100 meters in diameter.” The region’s mysterious craters first made news in 2014, when a giant 80-meter hole was discovered in the Yamal Peninsula, 30 … The tornado was... A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.14 LD / 0.00035 AU (52 360 km / 32 534 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:22 UTC on January 4, 2021. Pock marked with them. But the sudden appearance of a yawning crack in the earth’s surface brought the Yamal Peninsula to the front page of everyone’s newspapers. Prof Bogoyavlensky explained the craters come about when “gas-saturated cavities are formed in the permafrost”. An aerial view from onboard a helicopter taken on August 25, 2014 shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. A new gigantic 50-meter deep ‘crater’ opened up in the Yamal peninsula in Russia. The new Yamal peninsula's 'crater' was registered in summer 2020. It was reportedly initially spotted by chance by a television crew flying over the Yamal peninsula on their way back from an unrelated job in July. 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Yamal, a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, is the main production area for Russian gas supplied to Europe. Mysterious Universe, on the other hand, says that reindeer herders saw the hole form on September 27, 2013. 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The area is currently in the grip of an abnormally long period of harsh cold that is... At least one person died while 10 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall blanketed wide areas of northeastern Japan, resulting in a multiple-vehicular accident on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Researcher, journalist and editor of The Watchers. The new gigantic crater discovered in northern Yamal Peninsula in July 2020. At least two new giant craters formed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula this year, with the latest one observed exploding on June 28, 2017, north of the Yamal region, above the Arctic Circle. As the Yamal Peninsula is rich in hydrocarbons, it is quite likely that a large petroleum body occurs beneath the crater, and its heat flow has heated the above gas hydrates. (Source: Vasily Bogoyavlensky) The region south of the Kara Sea (Figure 1) is part of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (YaNAO), and the crater has attracted great attention partly because of its proximity (only 3.5 km) to the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta high pressure gas pipeline – and also its size: the average diameter of the crater and the parapet … Of the 7,100 heave mounds found on Yamal Peninsula and the adjacent Gydan Peninsula, a Russian scientist says as many as 6% are quite dangerous. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. The newest - number 17 on Russian scientists’ list - ‘crater’ appeared earlier this summer in an undisclosed location on the Yamal peninsula. Blocks of ice and soil were scattered hundreds of metres from the epicentre by the force of the blast, according to scientists who studied the site after it was discovered by Vesti Yamal TV. It is by far the largest in terms of both depth (31 meters or 102 feet) and diameter. You can reach me at teo [ at ] watchers.news. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Pictures: Andrey Umnikov, Vesti Yamal In addition, clear geomorphological and geophysical signs of faults were found in the area under study. A giant 165ft deep crater was discovered by accident after a huge explosion in the frozen Arctic tundra. Inside the mysterious Yamal sinkhole 'crater' in Siberia . You would never even notice the feature from the ground unless you were on top of it. The agency is reporting a depth of 224 km (139 miles). Mysterious Crater That Is 100 Feet Deep Has Opened Up In Siberia, And No One Knows Why An aerial view of the 100 feet deep crater in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia (Image: Evgeny Chuvilin) It isn’t just any small crater though—this has been measured at around 100 feet deep and 20 meters wide. The newest crater appeared earlier this summer in an undisclosed location on the Yamal peninsula. Three mystery craters were first uncovered there in 2014. Soon after this latest discovery, Chuvilin and his colleagues rushed to sample the icy crater, which is located in the Yamal Peninsula of northwest Siberia. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? View 1 image but with minimal human presence. Yamal, a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, is the main production area for Russian gas supplied to Europe. Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" is moving WSW over the Mozambique Channel, towards the central coast of Mozambique. :) Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash... At least one person has been killed and more than 20 injured after a large tornado ripped through Fultondale, Alabama, U.S. at around 22:30 CST on January 25, 2021 (05:30 UTC, January 26), causing significant material damage and downing trees. The Yamal–Gydan area is today characterized by continuous permafrost up to 450 m thick with ground temperatures varying between −1 and −9°C and with average ice content 30–50% of the total volume.2 A specific feature of the cryolithological conditions of the area is a Posted by Teo BlaÅ¡ković on September 1, 2020 at 07:37 UTC (4 months ago) Categories: Newsflash, Sinkholes, Video gallery. The crater is located right in the node of their intersection. The Siberian Times reports that the crater is thought to have appeared two years ago. Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. Here we present field data on cover sediments and evolution of a gas-emission crater discovered in the Erkuta–Yakha River valley in the southern Yamal Peninsula in June 2017. A suspected underground methane explosion has created a 50-meter-deep (164ft) crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia. 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